If until now Dell was offering manufactured computers with only Intel processors, now the things have changed.
May 18th, Dell released their financial report for this quarter. Ignoring all the other stuff, my eyed popped out when I read:
“In the enterprise, we will launch new ninth generation servers featuring Intel’s Woodcrest microprocessors. Dell will also introduce new AMD Opteron processors in our multi-processor servers by the end of the year offering a great new technology to our customers at the high-end of our server line.”
Till now, Dell was manufacturing computer that were powered by Intel processors maybe because of a strong relationship that allowed Dell to purchase processors at a low price.
If you remember, Dell bought Alienware, the famous PC manufacturer. And Alienware was using both Intel and AMD processors. When Michael Dell was inquired whether Dell will start using AMD processors he was vague.
But today, Dell enters a new chapter. By using Opteron processors into their servers, Dell will take advantage of low cost processors, which have better performance and low power consumption.
Could it also this be linked to the fact about Intel facing a court battle with AMD over fair competition and market monopoly?
Dell earlier this year repeatedly said that it will listen to its customers — and it has. Well done Dell and keep on going.